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To increase patient access to care, on August 21, 2017, Whitman-Walker Health will change its appointment scheduling system. When you contact Whitman-Walker, you will now be able to schedule your visit within the next 10 business days. All appointments on and after August 21st will be cancelled. We will contact you to reschedule your appointment under the new system.

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Research

At Whitman-Walker Health, research is about finding the best way for patients to receive medical care. We have been involved in research since 1987, when the first HIV treatments were being tested.  We have conducted over 70 studies that have included over 2,000 patients.

Our research studies look at new ways to prevent or treat diseases in our community, like HIV and Hepatitis. WWH’s research studies include clinical trials that test how well new medications work and how safe the medications are for patients; as well as behavioral studies that look at such topics as disease prevention and medical adherence. You and your doctor can decide together if joining a study is right for you.

Check out our currently enrolling studies to see if there is a study you are eligible to join. If you are interested in participating in research, please complete our short recruitment survey.

Want to talk to someone about research?

Call 202.810.3WWH (3994)

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Michael Ablan

Michael Ablan

Research Specialist

Michael Ablan started as a research specialist at Whitman-Walker in June 2016. As an undergraduate, he engaged in clinical emergency medicine research at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.... Read More

Melody Barry

Melody Barry

Research Specialist

Melody Barry joined Whitman-Walker as a research specialist for the Sustainable Health Center Implementation PrEP Pilot (SHIPP) Study. Prior to joining Whitman-Walker, she obtained her master of public health degree... Read More

Christopher Cannon

Christopher Cannon

Director of Research and Evaluation

Christopher Cannon started at Whitman-Walker in February 2016, but is no stranger to the organization. He is a proud client of WWH since 2011. Cannon is excited about his role... Read More

Megan Coleman, FNP-BC

Megan Coleman, FNP-BC

Director of Community Research

Megan Coleman is a Family Nurse Practitioner who serves as Director of Community Research, Co-Investigator at WWH. She oversees research initiatives in prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and... Read More

Colin Davis

Colin Davis

Research Specialist

Colin Davis joined the Whitman-Walker research team as the REPRIEVE study coordinator in July 2016, though he has volunteered with the Gay Men’s Health & Wellness Clinic since December 2014. After... Read More

Andrea Duncan

Andrea Duncan

Research Specialist

Andrea Duncan joined the Whitman-Walker family in May 2015 as a Medical Assistant and transitioned to a Research Specialist in September 2015. Currently, Duncan works on the Sustainable Healthcenter Implementation... Read More

Alice Eggleston, MPH, PA-C, AAHIVS

Alice Eggleston, MPH, PA-C, AAHIVS

Clinical Research Manager

Alice Eggleston is a certified physician assistant who serves as clinical research manager. She oversees clinical trials for HIV and hepatitis C treatments and functions as a clinician for study... Read More

Deborah Goldstein, MD

Deborah Goldstein, MD

Director of Clinical Research

Deborah Goldstein joined Whitman-Walker in 2009 as an Infectious Disease physician. She is the Director of Clinical Research at Whitman-Walker, leading an excellent team that is focused on cutting-edge research... Read More

David Hardy, MD

David Hardy, MD

Senior Director of Evidence-Based Practices

Dr. David Hardy joined Whitman-Walker in October 2015. Prior to joining, he served as Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Chief of the... Read More

Sarah Henn, MD, MPH

Sarah Henn, MD, MPH

Senior Director of Health Care Operations

Sarah Henn serves as the Senior Director of Health Care Operations/Medical Services. Dr. Henn was the site Principal Investigator for the Project AWARE study which was a multi-site collaboration with... Read More

Leandra Lacy

Leandra Lacy

Research Specialist

Leandra Lacy graduated from Emory University with a master of public health degree in May 2015. She joined Whitman-Walker in September 2015 as a Research Specialist for the Sustainable Health... Read More

Terri Y. McGuire, PA-C

Terri Y. McGuire, PA-C

Research Clinician

Terri Y. McGuire is a native of North Carolina, but has been living near the District for almost two years. She obtained her MPH degree from the University of North... Read More

Violeta Milic

Violeta Milic

Research Specialist

Violeta Milic is a study coordinator for HIV clinical trials, and also assist with Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study to Help the AIDS Research Effort (SHARE). She graduated from medical school in... Read More

Eleanor Sarkodie

Eleanor Sarkodie

Research Data Coordinator

Eleanor Sarkodie joined the research team as a Research Data Coordinator in August 2015. Prior to working at Whitman-Walker, Sarkodie served as a research assistant for many HIV studies conducted... Read More

Shari Sawney

Shari Sawney

Research Data Entry Specialist

Shari Sawney earned her bachelor’s degree from Howard University and a master of science degree from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining Whitman-Walker, she worked as a research patient... Read More

Alex Tompkins

Alex Tompkins

Research Specialist

Alex Tompkins is a Research Specialist at Whitman-Walker after interning here over the summer.  Originally from California, he came to Washington, DC in 2015 and obtained his MPH from George Washington... Read More

Shauntise Weeks

Shauntise Weeks

Research Specialist

Shauntise Weeks started at Whitman-Walker in July 2016 as a Client Services Representative.  Weeks recently graduated from Fairmont State University with a BA in community health education and sociology. Weeks is... Read More

Anna Wimpelberg

Anna Wimpelberg

Senior Research Specialist

Anna Wimpelberg moved to the DC area in the fall of 2011 and began working as a Research Specialist for Whitman-Walker in February of 2012. In 2016, Wimpelberg began working... Read More

Maria Zumer, PA-C

Maria Zumer, PA-C

Research Clinician

Maria Zumer is a physician assistant who helps with the SHARE clinic at Whitman-Walker Health. She also works full-time at George Washington University in infectious diseases, and in hospitalist medicine at... Read More